I was initially thinking that I would do weekly updates for her but I think that may be too frequent so I am going to switch to monthly updates and see how that works instead.
For the monthly updates, I'm going back to the chalkboard---I feel it's only right since we used it to document when she was growing on the inside.
She doesn't go to the doctor again until two months so we weighed her as best as we could. She now weighs 9 pounds.
She's doing great. Her rash cleared up and then we went back to our old ways and the rash came back. We have been airing it out again and it's almost gone. Our plan is to get it 100% cleared and then try some things I have read online.
Cloth diapers don't wick moisture away from their bum like disposables since the chemicals in disposables are what keep the baby dry. Since cloth doesn't have that, we bought fleece liners to use in the diapers. It's a thin piece of fleece that you lay on top of the diaper and that part stays dry against the baby's skin while the rest gets absorbed into the diaper.
The other thing I read doing research is that newborn poo is sometimes too acidic for their skin. I cut out acidic foods this week (tomatoes, berries, etc) hoping that will help. I think her skin will eventually get acclimated to the acidity but until then, I am hoping this routine will help correct the current rash and prevent any new ones.
I think she has figured out her days and nights which I am very happy about. She is getting up three times a night to nurse and then goes right back to bed. She typically naps in the morning and early afternoon but is then wide awake from about 1-6. At first I was bummed she wasn't napping then but I realized I should be grateful she is awake when we are and not at 2am.
She is wearing some 0-3 months! The majority of her clothing is Carter's and she is in 0-3 in Carter's but is still wearing newborn in other brands. I am really excited about her being in this bigger size since she has so many cute clothes in this size.
Loving mama's milk. I've started pumping once a day in the morning to start building a freezer stash for when I go back to work. It's going pretty well. We are planning to introduce the bottle to her soon, I just need to figure out the best way to do this where she won't reject the breast once she sees how easy a bottle is.
Baby Gear Love
This week we had our first successful go in the Moby Wrap. I was ecstatic. We tried it a few weeks ago and she seemed to hate it but the other day, she was fussy and it was right around dinner time so I thought I'd give it a try. I tied it as tight as I could and the minute she was in it all cozy, she was dead asleep. My only concern after that was making sure I didn't drop any of my dinner on her head. :-)
This week she also started to really enjoy the swing. She would go in the swing here and there for short stints but now she will swing for a while awake and even put herself to sleep in it (she is actually asleep in it right now). We have the Little Lamb swing from Fisher Price--it's adorable!
Henley is becoming quite the social butterfly. On Monday she met a really good friend of mine Tammy. We went to Panera and she was such a good girl. She slept the whole time. We even went to Daddy's work afterwards to meet his co-workers. She was perfect the whole time.
Feeling great! I am getting the itch to get back into a workout routine. I'm ready to get back to running and training for a race. I've been looking for one to register for. I can't wait! I tried my old jeans on and they fit and button but I have a muffin top that I am not too fond of so I am going to continue to wear my maternity jeans until I can button those comfortably.
She is really starting to focus on our faces and toys in her play gym. I love seeing her focus. She also makes a ton of funny faces, especially when getting kisses from Dad.